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Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding. The other members of the Pixies such as Kim Deal were not yet wise to this, finding out a tad bit later when their now former associate faxed them a transcription of relevant parts of the radio show. Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the bandleading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others. Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually charged NonStopErotik in 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Black Francis

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Black Francis

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  2.   Serious Curious
  3.   The Water
  4.   Lake of Sin
  5.   Polly's into Me
  6.   (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
  7.   The Obedient Servant
  8.   Meet Me at the Ghetto Gates
  9.   Alabaster
  10.   Bad News
  11.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  12.   The Word (Reprise)
  13.   Makanujo
  14.   Lolita
  15.   Can't Break a Heart and Have It
  16.   She Took All the Money
  17.   Miriam and Florian
  18.   Ghost Coming
  19.   Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)
  20.   Dead Man's Curve
  21.   She Took All The Money
  22.   When I Go Down on You
  23.   Test Pilot Blues
  24.   O My Tidy Sum
  25.   Threshold Apprehension
  26.   Band Intro
  27.   Captain Pasty
  28.   Tight Black Rubber
  29.   The Maharal
  30.   Il Cuchaiao
  31.   Get Away Oil
  32.   Abbabubba
  33.   You Can't Break A Heart And Have It
  34.   Gyaneshwar
  35.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Joey Santiago
  36.   Miriam and Florian Theme
  37.   Angels Come To Comfort You
  38.   Bluefinger
  39.   Wild Son
  40.   Stars
  41.   Cinema Star
  42.   Discotheque 36
  43.   Bluefinger
  44.   Svn Fngrs
  45.   Talking
  46.   Discotheque 36
  47.   Little Stars Theme
  48.   The Conjuring
  49.   Astaroth
  50.   You're Gonna Pay
  51.   Nonstoperotik
  52.   Captain Pasty
  53.   Wheels
  54.   Lolita
  55.   Polly's Into Me
  56.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  57.   Custom All the Way
  58.   Test Pilot Blues
  59.   The Flower Song
  60.   Rabbits
  61.   That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
  62.   Six Legged Man
  63.   Tight Black Rubber
  64.   Corrina
  65.   Angels Come to Comfort You
  66.   All Around the World
  67.   Virginia Reel
  68.   Monkey Gone to Heaven
  69.   All in My Mind
  70.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone
  71.   El Clavo Y La Cruz

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